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Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Portland

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The Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a state park located primarily in Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area. The 645acre park lies between Boones Ferry Road and Terwilliger Boulevard in southwest Portland in Multnomah County and northern Lake Oswego in Clackamas County and is bisected from north to south by Tryon Creek.ResourcesThe park includes hiking trails, a paved bicycle path, and horse trails. The 3mi bicycle path, which runs along Terwilliger Boulevard on the east edge of the park to Lake Oswego, is part of the Portland metropolitan area's system of greenway trails known as the 40 Mile Loop. Near the main entrance off Terwilliger, part of the parking lot is devoted to horse trailers. Riders can choose between the 2mi North Horse Loop and the 3mi West Horse Loop. Hikers can use the bike path, the horse trails, and 8mi of hiking trails. The paved 0.35mi Trillium Trail, a loop furnished with drinking fountains and interpretive signs, can accommodate wheelchairs.A park building called the Nature Center is near the main park entrance. It has a small play area for toddlers, a gift shop, a large classroom, and a separate area for educational exhibits. Nearby is the Glenn Jackson Shelter, a covered structure for outdoor events.
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  • This is another one of Portland's close-in forest parks -- lots of acres, and miles of trails -- some are paved and some are not. Looks like horses are allowed on some trails, and bikes on the paved t...  more »
  • A state park in the middle of the city: an amazing find. There are many trails to wander about; half the fun is getting "lost" and then picking up the trail again later on. Some of the trails are eque...  more »
  • Can't believe I've lived here so long and haven't hiked here before! Feels like you're miles from home, out in nature. Trails, streams, wooden bridges, gorgeous moss covered trees. Didn't get to the n...  more »
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  • Located about 15 minutes from downtown Portland is Tryon Creek State Natural Area -- Oregon's only state park within a major metropolitan area. Visitors can explore the 658 acres along 8 miles of hiking trails, 3.5 miles of 3 miles of paved bicycle trail, and a paved all-abilities trail. ADA accessible restrooms, observation area, and signage. Great for joggers, nature lovers, or those just wanting to learn more at the Nature Center's interpretive exhibits, go on guided hikes, or take part in programs such as Summer Day Camp, Junior Ranger Program, School Field Trips, or Special Events. Take your binoculars and climb up the lookout tour, where you can quietly see the forest's flora and fauna and humans at play.
  • Great for a quick walk or run in the woods. Not for the person looking for a big hike. It's convenient to get to and a beautiful place to visit. The volunteers inside the building are friendly and knowledgeable, as well.
  • Nice network of trails, there is an ADA trail and good parking for disabled. It wasn't too muddy while we were there. Quite a few moderate hills, lots of options for loops. Take a trail map, it's pretty easy to get a little turned around.
  • Nice variety of trails, most with modest hills, say 200 ft elevation changes, plus a half-mile loop that's fully accessible. Weather under the trees is always a little gentler. Nice in all seasons
  • Parking can be tough, but it's a great place to hike around if you want a short hike in the city.